Lacking the mental bandwidth to finish the post I started this morning, I bless you with the following scene from some hospital in Philadelphia. Four years ago today, despite some doctor’s apparent conviction that childbirth is a disease to be treated with sundry drugs and hospitalizations, all sorts of marvelous life-changing things happened. Like singing […]

Working With My Hands

My first real job (after babysitting and newspaper delivery, of course) was for The Sign Post, Inc. It was for a company that did the kind of work you’d never expect someone would have to do: putting up, taking down, maintaining, and painting the wooden for sale signs that people put up in front of […]

Pride & Perfection

I don’t think it takes much time watching and taking notes before you realize that pride and insecurity tend to be two sides of the same coin. The same people who come across as most proud are often, at the same time and for the same reasons (thank you, Barth), the most insecure. Lately I’ve […]

Jesus, Judaism, and Us

Yesterday I posted some thoughts on the importance of Jerusalem in Luke. In particular, I was struck by the ways that the Gospel locates Jerusalem at the center of God’s plan for redemption–but also its destruction at the center of God’s judgment on those who reject the son. And it struck me that this is […]

Evangelicalism: McKnight Clears the Bases

Over at Jesus Creed, Scot McKnight has banked his response to the Christianity Today essay on Al Mohler. The article spurred my own thoughts about the future of evangelicalism earlier this week (Manifesto, & addendum). Here’s the heart of McKnight’s post: Here’s my big point:Evangelicalism is changing. What used to be called “fundamentalist” is now […]

Bible in Society

Over on the Q website there is a video in which several Christian leaders talk about the role of Bible in society, including how we should describe the Bible (inerrant or not? etc.). The video is most interesting from my point of view as something descriptive of where different Christians are. The participants are Tim […]